Itadaki Kinkakuji

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    ( 4 reviews )

30-5 Kinugasa Babachō, Kita-ku, Kyoto, Japan, 603-8362

Serves meat, vegan options available. Located just to the right of the Kintakuji Golden Temple entrance gate. Vegans could have the soy-meat rice bowl. Note the miso soup contains fish stock.

Categories: Japanese, Western, Non-veg

4 Reviews

First Review by Vegeiko

good soy meat meal - Edit

As other reviews have said, there’s one vegan option; the soy meat meal. There is also a wait if 10-20 minutes at peak lunch time. However, I found the food worth waiting for, it’s tasty and plentiful with some nice salad on the side.

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Delicious and filling - Edit

Ordered: There was only one vegan option, so I ordered it. It was a soy meat lunch set that came with salad, rice, pickled veggies, and non-vegan miso soup.

This place is popular, and Tripadvisor recommended (can't remember for what year though). I arrived a little into the lunch rush and needed to wait for about 10 minutes to get a seat. Not a problem at all but if you're planning to visit this place, be aware that it can get quite busy.

There is only one vegan option and the miso soup that comes with it is not vegan unfortunately. However, the rest of the set is and it is a damn good vegan option. The soy meat pieces are quite filling by themselves and go EXTREMELY well with the vegan mayo they squeezed over the salad. The pieces are a little salty from the soy sauce they've been fried in, a little tangy from the vegan mayo, and overall very satisfying. The other thing of note is that the portion sizes were generous and good value for money.

Pros: Good serving size , Easy to find - though there is no signage. Look on, the door for the name of the restaurant.

Cons: Miso soup was not vegan - a real shame. , Only one vegan option

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big portion, decent price - Edit

Super close to the golden pavilion which was convenient. The soy meat, rice and salad was filling, but it does come with a miso which from what I understand is fish based. I didn’t want to risk it so I gave it to my boyfriend.

Pros: big portion , location

Cons: miso soup not vegan

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Only vegan options near Kinkakuji - Edit

When you leave Kinkakuji, go across the road then to the right for about 50 steps, you’ll find it next to the souvenir shop. Really good Frenc/Japanese fusion of soy meat rice bowl and some salads. Highly recommended!!

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